Newdale’s BeSMART Song…

As you all know, at Newdale we follow the BeSMART code. Well now, we have a BeSMART song that Miss Jones has kindly written for us! All of the children have been introduced to the lyrics to our very own song in assembly today and loved it!

Over your half-term break, please practise our lyrics and enjoy a sing song at home. You can impress your classes with how much you know when you return.

The song is sung in the tune to Shotgun, by George Ezra. Please find below the lyrics and the link to a karaoke backing track.

Get singing Newdale! 🎵


George Ezra – Shotgun (Karaoke Version) – YouTube

River Homework

Teachers love seeing pupils working hard on projects at home and this one particularly impressed me. Mason has created a model of the Welsh Bridge in Shrewsbury and it’s surrounding area. Top work!

99 names of Allah

Today the children used pen or watercolours to scribe the Arabic names of Allah. We discussed similarities with the Christian ideas of what a god would be like.

Year 5 Junk Modelling

Dear Parents/Carers,

In the final week of term (commencing 23rd May), we will be junk modelling our own bridge designs in Y5 based on our learning from this term’s DT units. Although we have some resources in school, it would be really helpful if you could begin to gather cardboard, such as egg boxes or kitchen rolls as well as other interesting items that your child may wish to use in their design. Please be aware that schools no longer accept toilet rolls.

Thanks for your support,

The Year 5 Team

Important message for 5GB next week

Dear Parents/Carers,

You may know that next week is SATs week for Year 6. To support this, 5GB will be using the Big Den room (half way up the playground) as our classroom from Monday-Thursday. We will tell the children this in school today.


Thanks for your continued support,


Mr Banfield

Metric and imperial maths

This week, Y5 will be converting between metric and imperial units of measure. Today we have been measuring objects (and people) in the class using centimetres and inches. We used the basic equivalence that 1 inch is equal to 2.5 cm. Some pupils were even able to measure their height in inches and divide by 12 to tell us their height in feet and inches.